It's been going on for a few months now, but my family just finished up their first anime. As I've been chronicling on the site, my family was open-minded enough to check out Death Note. After the first couple of episodes they all fell in love with the series. The mystery element really pulled them into the show, and then everything else just fell into place!
While it provided us with many weeks of fun conversation, we just wrapped up the series tonight. I know we'll be talking about Death Note for a very long time to come, and we still have the live-action movies to watch, but seeing the main series end is indeed a bittersweet feeling. Not only did we all really enjoy the anime, but we also enjoyed having another excuse for getting together.
After the show was over, everyone was discussing their feelings about the entire series. Some people were sad to see things go a certain way while others are happy with the way some things were wrapped up. As with any great series, there were more questions left even at the end of the show. Experiencing all these emotions at the end of the series is sure to leave an imprint on many of us from here on out.
The biggest thing we're all feeling is the sadness that the series was over. Running through the first time is an experience unlike any other, and seeing each twist and turn is an exhilarating feeling. I'm going to work hard to find another anime that we can all watch and enjoy, but topping Death Note for a series that all can get into is a tough nut to crack.